2020 Best Tech Startups in NYC

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in New York City, New York. In doing our research, we considered several factors including but not limited to:

  1. Revenue potential
  2. Leadership team
  3. Brand/product traction
  4. Competitive landscape

Additionally, all companies must be independent (un-acquired), privately owned, at most 10 years old, and have received at least one round of funding in order to qualify.

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1. Oscar Health

Oscar Health

Founded: 2013

Also honored in:

“Healthcare is broken; we’re trying to fix it. The Oscar team is focused on utilizing technology, design and data to humanize healthcare. We’re a group of technology and healthcare professionals who looked at the current state of the US healthcare system, got frustrated by the horrible consumer experience, and decided to do something big about it. Backed by a renowned set of investors and advisors, we’ve set out to revolutionize healthcare.”

2. Compass

compass

Founded: 2012

Also honored in:

“Compass is a real estate technology company with a powerful end-to-end platform that supports the entire buying and selling workflow. We deliver an incomparable experience to both agents and their clients all in service of the Compass mission: to help everyone find their place in the world. Founded in 2012 by Ori Allon and Robert Reffkin, Compass operates in 12 regions across the United States: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Washington, D.C., Miami, Orange County, The Hamptons, Santa Barbara and Montecito, San Diego, Dallas, Seattle, and Aspen.”

3. Peloton

Peloton

Founded: 2012

Also honored in:

“Founded in 2012, Peloton is a global interactive fitness platform that brings the energy and benefits of studio-style workouts to the convenience and comfort of home. With up to 48 classes produced daily, and a library of thousands of on-demand classes taught by a roster of elite instructors, Peloton delivers real-time motivation and curated playlists from the world’s best artists. The brand’s immersive content is accessible through the Peloton Bike, the Peloton Tread, and Peloton Digital, which provides a full slate of fitness offerings, anytime, anywhere, through iOS and Android as well as most tablets and computers. Headquartered in New York City, Peloton is changing the way people get fit through a comprehensive and socially-connected experience that makes every workout both efficient and addictive. The company has a growing number of retail showrooms across the US, UK, Canada and, starting later this year, Germany. For more information, visit www.onepeloton.com.”

4. letgo

letgo

Founded: 2015

Also honored in:

“letgo is the fastest growing mobile marketplace to buy and sell locally. We are powering a new, secondhand economy on mobile.

Recently named one of Europe’s “Hottest Startups”​ by Wired, letgo’s recently been featured by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Fortune, Bloomberg, TechCrunch and others.”

5. Dataminr

Dataminr

Founded: 2009

Also honored in:

“Dataminr discovers high-impact events and critical breaking information for clients across industries long before it’s in the news. Our clients are the first to know about high-impact events and critical breaking information, enabling them to act faster and stay one step ahead.

Recognized as one of the world’s leading businesses in AI and Machine Learning innovation, Dataminr is pioneering groundbreaking technology for detecting, classifying, and determining the significance of public information in real time.”

6. Lemonade

lemonade

Founded: 2015

“Lemonade Insurance Company is a licensed insurance carrier, offering homeowners and renters insurance powered by artificial intelligence and behavioral economics. By replacing brokers and bureaucracy with bots and machine learning, Lemonade promises zero paperwork and instant everything. And as a Certified B-Corp, where underwriting profits go to nonprofits, Lemonade is remaking insurance as a social good, rather than a necessary evil.”

7. Vroom

Vroom

Founded: 2013

“Buy a car from Vroom and we’ll deliver it straight to you.

Choose from thousands of amazing low-mileage, carefully inspected cars, priced below market value. All you need is a phone and a finger. And a license.

Just go to Vroom.com, pick your favorite and tell us where to bring it.”

8. Knock

knock

Founded: 2015

Also honored in: 2019 Best Tech Startups in Georgia

“Knock (www.knock.com) is the first online Home Trade-in platform, a revolutionary new approach to home buying and selling that makes it as easy to trade-in your home as it is to trade-in your car. Launched by founding team members of Trulia.com, the company uses data science to price homes accurately, technology to sell them efficiently and a dedicated team of Licensed Local Experts to guide consumers through every step of the process. Knock’s top tier investors include RRE, Foundry Group, Redpoint, Greycroft, Corazon Capital, Correlation Ventures,Great Oaks Venture Capital and FJ Labs. The company has offices in New York, San Francisco, Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham, Dallas and Fort Worth, with several more on the way.”

9. Wheels Up

Wheels Up

Founded: 2013

Also honored in:

“Revolutionary membership-based private aviation company that reduces the upfront cost to fly privately while providing an unrivaled lifestyle platform

Wheels Up offers individual, family and corporate members exceptional world-class service with around the clock support. The cutting-edge Wheels Up mobile app enables members to seamlessly book flights, manage their accounts and participate in ride-share opportunities. Wheels Up Members also have access to the Wheels Down program, featuring exclusive lifestyle events and experiences, unique partner benefits and a full-service luxury concierge, which is also integrated in the Wheels Up app.”

10. Foursquare

Foursquare

Founded: 2009

“Foursquare is a technology company that enriches consumer experiences and informs business decisions through a deep understanding of location intelligence.

Every month, more than 50 million people use the Foursquare City Guide app, Foursquare Swarm check-in app and websites to discover new places, explore the world and check in. Our community of explorers have left 91 million tips and checked in 12 billion times. Foursquare’s Places API powers location data for Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, Twitter, Uber, Airbnb and 100,000 other developers. Foursquare’s business solutions also include Pinpoint, Attribution, Pilgrim SDK and Foursquare Analytics, which empower brands to understand and connect to targeted audiences as well as measure foot traffic and advertising success.”

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